A new direction for Qualcomm Atheros WiFi SoCs.
Qualcomm bought Atheros, which had a large share of the WiFi chip market. Atheros SoCs are used in some of the most popular WiFi routers.
The Atheros main processor had been MIPS architecture, but Qualcomm relies on ARM for it's chips.
This new Dakota SoC is the first from the combined teams, using a quad core ARM A7.
To get the full benefit of this new hardware full multithreading of the networking code will be needed.